drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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How SHOULD we deal with the death threat issues.

This is one of those unpleasant reality spaces, and I must confess that I like where ronebofh went in his posting people on the internet suck. wait, why is everyone looking at me? - since, a part of the problem here is that some 'accept' "death threats" as a part of the 'cost of doing business' in our "man's World" as it were.

Some of that myopia is not even a conscious decision point.

As Folks should know, I am working on Chris Hedge's American Fascists - and I highly recommend it. I would also recommend that folks step back and relook at James William Gibson's Warrior Dreams Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America which was reviewed by the NYT back in 1994.

What if the REAL Tragedy here is that as a nation we have just simply SLUMPED and gone with the whole Insanity of the "Battle Cry Campaign" - essentially adopting the failed Masculine Kult and all of it's implicit Hierarchical Power Games, that leave folks more vulnerable to the shift from Psuedo Fascists To The All American Fascist Movement....

{ an interesting side bar worth taking is THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT which has this lovely JFK quote as prelude to it:
For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie deliberate, contrived, and dishonest but the myth persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Which is really Scary as a general thought in all of this... Ah yes, what an interesting world it would be.... }

So where DO americans really want to stand on all of this...

Do we want to live in the world where Cheap Grace is the acceptable excuse? Or the Typical Hanoi Annie Coulter Comedic Gigglers, where the open advocacy of murdering americans, and political officials, is simply one more case of, well, those Knee Slapping Gigglers... Because, well that stuff is some how suppose to be 'funny' and, well, it would be funny - like the Classical Fallwellian moment where Jerry Fallwell noted that he has never thought about divorcing his wife - but he has considered Murdering Her...

Since the REAL JOKE in play is that there is going to be this much More Masculine America, where Men Are Men, and we have to kill some of them those types from time to time, and Girls are just going to have to learn to take up the right place in our New World Order...

Made all the more tragic because this time around there is none of that whiney liberal effort to keep the Gays and Womyn out of the Combat Zone In Iraq - because, well, gosh, all of those REAL MEN are home making sure that they are getting the Big Bucks and Keeping Us Safer from the Gays And Womyn In The Military...

What if Americans Woke Up In America? And had to live there...

{ Update - YES, I guess it would be a useful place to peek at both The Handmaid's Tale (film) and The Handmaid's Tale - since these do a reasonably good job of covering the little "issues" with the Dominionist Cults and their, well, Macho Masculine Issues...

OK, I have to also confess that I have a Dog In THIS FIGHT, I have a Daughter. And while she grew up understanding that her Mother was the toughest sailor on the block, I am not sure that I want her to break andy of the little dominionists, or make their Brains BLOW OUT.... 'wouldn't be prudent'... }
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